Goddess Akewa and the Solar Eclipse


Blessings of the solar eclipse - 
may you be transformed in brilliance!

There are many examples of Solar Goddesses throughout the world.  In the Gran Chaco region of Argentina, the Toba people honored the Sun Goddess Akewa.  Long ago, she and her radiant sisters illuminated the sky, but they were curious about Earth and the men who lived there (without women), so they climbed down a rope to visit.  The men cut the rope, which prevented the star-women from ever returning to the heavens. Only Akewa remained in the sky because she had not yet descended.  Every day she walks above the Earth from one side to the next, reminding all women that they are related to Her.  Occasionally a giant jaguar tries to eat her, resulting in a solar eclipse - but Akewa always escapes, as she is too hot for the jaguar to consume. 

(© photo Nasa)

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Happy Full Moon

Blessings of balance and beauty on this Full Moon in Libra during a penumbral eclipse.

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Blessings of the Spring Equinox!

Flora, Roman Goddess of flowers and springtime.

(Painting of the Goddess Flora by Louise Abbéma, 1913)


Happy Women's Day

 Celebrating International Women's Day!

(© art by Toni Truesdale)

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Full Moon Blessings


Blessings of the Snow Moon in Virgo!
May you always walk in joy with Mother Earth.

(© art by Susan Seddon Boulet)

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Brigid's Eve


You are a woman of peace.
You bring harmony where there is conflict.
You bring light to the darkness.
You bring hope to the downcast.
May the mantle of your peace cover those who are troubled and anxious,
And may peace be firmly rooted in our hearts and in our world.
Inspire us to act justly and to reverence all Goddess has made.
Brigid, you are a voice for the wounded and the weary.
Strengthen what is weak within us,
Calm us into a quietness that heals and listens.
May we grow each day into greater wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.
Adapted from a Prayer to St. Brighid
Solas Bhríde Community, Kildare, 1997
(© art by Susan Falcon-Hargraves Fine Art & Design)

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Full Moon Blessings

May the Wolf Moon in Leo bring
courage to your heart and strength to your spirit.

(© artwork by Sidlik S.)

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Prayer to Nehalennia


Greetings Goddess Nehalennia,
Greetings protective Mother,
Goddess Nehalennia, who gives us fruitfulness,
Goddess Nehalennia, who give the land bountifulness,
Goddess Nehalennia, who protects the land from water,
Goddess Nehalennia, who protects people against water,
Goddess Nehalennia, who protects sailors and merchants from water,
Goddess Nehalennia, who protects trade from water,
Goddess Nehalennia, who brings prosperity through water,
Goddess Nehalennia, protecting Mother hear our prayers.
Protect us today against all dangers and grant us prosperity!
(Early prayer to  Nehalennia)

(© photo by M. Mabel of  shrine of Nehalennia approx. 150-250 CE, Netherlands, showing her holding loaves of bread, with a dog and a basket of apples on either side.)


News: Isis-Aphrodite Statues Found in Rock-Cut Tombs


From the article: 
"A series of rock-cut tombs has been discovered in Upper Egypt by a team of researchers from the University of Barcelona and the Institute of the Ancient Near East . . Terracotta statues depicting the goddess Isis-Aphrodite wearing a foliage crown were found in the tombs."
(© photo by Egypt's Ministry of Tourism & Antiquities)